I think that it is pretty safe to say that everyone agrees that men and women are different by nature. Our trip is made up of 16 unique individuals, but in class discussions, it has been made clear that men and women behave differently. As a huge television and movie fan, it always seems as if the female characters are more in tune with their emotions. If girls have a problem with one another or are feeling a certain way, most of the time, we have no problem expressing our feelings. I definitely know that I can relate to this. When I have a problem with something or if I am upset, I know that I will go ahead and address the issue full on. I’m not the type of person to linger and wait until something comes to a full boil to address it. From the portrayal in media, it often seems that men are not as in touch with their emotions. Men will just let one thing happen and then have it slide by as if nothing happened. Often, it takes the help of a female in tv shows and films to get the male to open up about his feelings and acknowledge that it is okay at times to feel weak and insecure. On that note, I often feel that males with put on a “tough guy” act and not acknowledge how they feel. To a certain extent, boys have been conditioned to feel that way since they were little. If a little boy were to cry in class, his peer’s would make fun of him and call him a girl. This charade almost makes it impossible for boys to feel vulnerable. If they don’t keep up with the male bravado, then they put themselves at risk for being exposed. While I feel that women are more open, that’s certainly not the case all of the time and their are males who are in tune with their feelings and emotions. Sometimes we feel the need to keep our feelings to ourselves, but it’s always good to talk it out and acknowledge our feelings.